IFOCE Expands to College Circuit

In an unprecedented move intended to broaden the ever-expanding scope of competitive eating, the IFOCE announced today that the two-event Intercollegiate Eating Championship will be held on March 17, 2006 in South Padre Island, TX and March 20, 2006 in Panama City Beach, FL. Additional college events will likely be added in the near future.

Both events will be limited to college students attending the popular spring break gatherings. $1,000 in prize money will be awarded to the winner of each event. Food items and time limits will be announced shortly.

“Seeing the success that college athletes like Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart experienced last year, it just seemed natural for the sport of competitive eating to expand to the college ranks,” said Richard Shea, President of the IFOCE.